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Lot 1654. Burmese Ruby and Diamond NecklaceEstimate 1,950,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

Of fringe design, suspending cushion-shaped, circular-cut and oval rubies embellished with circular- and single-cut diamonds, supported by a line of similarly shaped rubies decorated with circular-cut diamonds, the rubies and diamonds weighing approximately 85.00 and 23.50 carats in total respectively, mounted in platinum and white gold, one synthetic ruby, length approximately 410mm.

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 36438, dated 11 November 2000, stating that fifty-four rubies are natural, of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating, and one is a synthetic ruby.

Sotheby'sMagnificent Jewels and Jadeite, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2017, 02:30 PM